Nasal Spray

Allergic rhinitis (Hayfever) usually occurs in children older than 2 years. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, runny nose, swelling of intranasal structures, and itchy, watery eyes. Intranasal corticosteroid sprays have been effective for treatment.

Medications include:

Nasonex – recommended for older than 2 years of age

Flonase – for children older than 4 years of age

Rhinocort – for children older than 6 years of age

As these meds are topical, they carry no systemic side affects such as growth delays.

Daily dosage is 1 to 2 sprays in each nostril.

For more significant allergy symptoms, an antihistamine and/or eyedrops may be recommended.